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Safe Foods for Canadians Act Ready for Final Passage

The final report stage and the third reading in the House of Commons are all that remain in the way of final passage of the Safe Foods for Canadians Act. The legislation has already passed Canada’s Senate, and last week the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food completed its final review, sending the Act on… Continue Reading

New Federal Food Safety Law Advances in Canada with Senate Action

On the heels of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak spanning four provinces and the nation’s largest beef recall, Ottawa has sprung into action on pending food safety legislation. Stalled since last spring, the Safe Food for Canadians Act was adopted by mid-week by the 108-member Senate. It will not become law in Canada unless it… Continue Reading

Harper Government Wants Tougher Food Safety Law for Canada

The federal government of Canada under Prime Minister Stephen Harper of the Conservative Party is pushing for a tough new food safety law with greater penalties for violators and more unified enforcement powers. Harper’s government Thursday introduced the Safe Foods for Canadians Act, Bill S-11, to overhaul Canada’s food inspection system. Albert Chambers, executive director… Continue Reading